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 Mitch Mcconnell

Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell, Jr. (born February 20, 1942) is the senior United States Senator from Kentucky. A member of the Republican Party, he is the Minority Leader of the Senate. He is the longest serving U.S. Senator in Kentucky history.

McConnell has supported several gun control measures put forth by Democrats, including the 1991 Crime Bill S.1241 sponsored by then senator Joseph Biden, that instituted a national waiting period for handgun purchases as well as a federal ban on semi-automatic firearms. In 1998, McConnell voted for Barbara Boxer's Trigger Lock Amendment 3230, which required the purchase of a trigger lock with the sale of each handgun.

In addition to regulation of firearms, McConnell has also supported nuclear arms control initiatives such as the START I treaty, which he voted for in 1992, describing it as "an outstanding agreement".

McConnell is also well known for his opposition to campaign finance regulation on First Amendment grounds. He argues that regulations reduce participation in political campaigns and protect incumbents from competition. He spearheaded the movement against the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (known since 1995 as the "McCain–Feingold bill" and from 1989–1994 as the "Boren–Mitchell bill"), calling it "neither fair, nor balanced, nor constitutional." His opposition to the bill culminated in the 2003 Supreme Court case McConnell v. Federal Election Commission and the 2009 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

In August 2007 McConnell introduced the Protect America Act of 2007, which allowed the National Security Agency to monitor telephone and electronic communications of suspected terrorists inside and outside the United States without obtaining a warrant.


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That's Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, describing a bill meant to protect Robert Mueller from being fired by President Trump. McConnell has been forced to take this stand because — in a rare display of Republican independence from Trump — the Senate Judiciary Committee moved the bill ...
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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has introduced a bill aimed at addressing the impact the opioid epidemic is having on the nation's workforce. The Comprehensive Addiction Recovery through Effective Employment and Reentry, or CAREER Act, creates a pilot program focused on ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday morning that he's introducing legislation that targets the opioid epidemic and its devastating impact on American workers and businesses. The bill, the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery through Effective Employment and Reentry (CAREER) Act, ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., left rear, and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., right rear, says to reporters that he's seen no clear indication that Congress needs to step in and pass legislation that would prevent the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller ...
Washington (CNN) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in an interview he hopes Republicans can keep the majority in the Senate, acknowledging it might be a tough midterms. "This is going to be a challenging election year," McConnell told members of the Kentucky Today editorial board on ...

Poor, Misguided Benny Thinks that Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell Have his Back. Benny (not his real name) likes to put an optimistic spin on things. It's an admirable trait, but the operative word is still spin. Spin is not truth. Benny thinks Palestinians will wake up one day and embrace Jews as their friends.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell · Addison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate approves .3 trillion spending bill, sending to Trump GOP senator threatened to hold up bill over provision to honor late political rival: report Paul: Shutting down government not my goal MORE (R-Ky.) is teeing up the $1.3 ...
She's pointing the finger squarely at one person: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. According to Speier, who represents a portion of San Francisco and Silicon Valley, the Kentucky Republican is responsible for the fact that the Senate has still not acted to change Congress' handling of sexual ...
030117 SWestwood trump mcconnell ryan House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., spoke to Trump amid reports the president had balked at the relatively small amount of money lawmakers set aside in the bill for construction of Trump's border wall.
Wednesday on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin called for Senator Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to step down as Senate majority leader and be investigated for corruption. Levin cited a New York Post article detailing new corruption allegations made against McConnell and his wife, Secretary of Transportation ...
Mitch McConnell has a problem entirely of his own making. The Senate majority leader promised a vote on Obamacare “stability” legislation to Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME). Collins wants a vote on the package as a Senate floor amendment to the omnibus appropriations legislation (that is, if and when ...
Y., praised Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday after the Republican leader expressed confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Schumer called McConnell's comments a "real shot across the bow" at the president ...
On Tuesday, both House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell finally spoke up to defend the special counsel's work, but didn't go so far as to pledge to protect him on a legislative level. At a press conference, Ryan said, rather unconvincingly, that he had “received assurances” ...
Not until Tuesday did the majority leader, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, utter a word, and at his regular weekly news conference, he had little choice. “I agree with the president's lawyers that Bob Mueller should be allowed to finish his job,” he said in his patented monotone, but he added that he did ...
Political scientist Larry Bartels's latest paper is a survey of the state of partisanship in the United States in 2018. It's full of interesting little nuggets, and its big overall thesis — economic issues unite rank-and-file Democrats but cultural issues divide them, and it's vice versa for Republicans — is extremely ...
Mitch McConnell: Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum are still cause for concern ..... Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he's concerned about the "scope" of President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum and the impact on Americans and businesses they work for. The Trump ...

Eight students were arrested protesting for gun control outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Washington office on Wednesday. A group of about one dozen DC-area high school and college students sat-in on McConnell's office in the Russell Senate office building, blocking access to his office ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday pushed back at Democratic charges that he single-handedly diluted a bipartisan push in September 2016 for states to safeguard their election systems from Russian disruption. McConnell addressed the issue two days after Denis McDonough, ...
Jennifer Taub is the author of the financial crisis book "Other People's Houses" and a professor at Vermont Law School. The opinions expressed in this commentary are her own. (CNN) This month marks the tenth anniversary of the $29 billion US government-backed bailout of Bear Stearns. The collapse of ...
Denis McDonough said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was single-handedly responsible for downgrading the language in a letter "asking the states to work with us" to better secure election systems in light of intelligence indicating Russia was attempting to ...
Barack Obama's former chief of staff has commented the former president's warning about Russia's alleged meddling was “dramatically watered down” by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Speaking to NBC's Meet the Press, Denis McDonough said it has taken three weeks for Obama to put together ...
(CNN) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday the Senate will turn to a banking bill next week, dashing hopes of many senators in both parties that the Senate would be able to pass gun legislation quickly in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. The decision reflects the ...
(CNN) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday the Senate will turn to a banking bill next week, dashing hopes of many senators in both parties that the Senate would be able to pass gun legislation quickly in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. The decision reflects the ...
Washington (CNN) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did not mention the raging debate over gun control when he opened the Senate on Thursday, a day after President Donald Trump created widespread confusion about what policies he wants Congress to pursue at an extraordinary televised ...
This month's Journal of the American Medical Association reports “the largest cluster ever reported of advanced black lung, also known as progressive massive fibrosis, was confirmed in an area that includes southeastern Kentucky.” Coal miners like Roger Cook worked for 32 years. He died at 61.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Protesters gathered in front of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Louisville home Monday calling for changes to gun laws. The so-called "die in" was staged after school shootings in Florida and Marshall County, Kentucky. The protesters said they want to see ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell · Addison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellLawmakers feel pressure on guns Bipartisan group of House lawmakers urge action on Export-Import Bank nominees Curbelo Dem rival lashes out over immigration failure MORE (R-Ky.) on Tuesday called on the Senate to try to ...
Let's pause to recall once again what did happen: Justice Scalia's body wasn't even in the ground before Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, said he would refuse to consider any nominee President Obama might put forward. The reason, he claimed, was the importance of letting Americans “have ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell supports a GOP immigration plan that aims to meet the demands set out by President Donald Trump, the Kentucky Republican said Monday. While McConnell thinks the measure has the best chance to get signed into law, it is unclear whether any Democrats will ...
Mitch McConnell is taking the reins of an immigration debate that may prompt a fix for “Dreamers” — or quickly spiral out of control. Usually careful with his every move, the Senate majority leader is taking a gamble this week with his pledge for a free-for-all debate over the fate of hundreds of thousands of ...
Washington (CNN) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell teed up a pivotal immigration debate for consideration next week early Friday morning, keeping a promise as soon as the Senate voted to end a government shutdown. The move to hold an unpredictable Senate debate next week fulfills the ...
A poll released this month by Western Kentucky University suggests that Mitch McConnell is the least popular among the state's two Republican U.S. Senators. A survey of 531 of the state's residents at least 18 years old gave the Senate Majority Leader a 30 percent approval rating. WKU Political Science ...
WHEN THE HISTORY of the Trump era is written, the list of those who enabled and normalized his authoritarian, anti-democratic, and corrupt presidency will be significant. But a special place needs to be reserved for one member of Congress in particular — Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell.
McDonough: Mitch McConnell watered down Obama's Russia response. Sun, Mar 04. In an exclusive interview on Meet the Press, Obama White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough tells Chuck Todd that Sen. Mitch McConnell watered down a statement about Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. Share Video ...


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